Chefs, restaurants and street food operators can now submit their entry for next year’s National Burger Awards, which is heading back to London in February 2019.

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has announced plans to buy the entire issued share capital of Mabel Topco Limited, parent company of wagamama, for a cash payment of £357m, with an enterprise value of £559m.

Following its highly successful launch in January 2018, the National Breakfast Awards, which is organised by OOH magazine, will return in 2019 with a new Bloody Mary Challenge.

News Updates

Bowl food concept to open in Soho

Bowls is a new restaurant opening in Soho on 3 December, with a focus on serving food in bowls rather than plates.

Evuna to open fourth site next year

Spanish tapas restaurant and wine merchant Evuna is set to open its fourth site in Altrincham in February 2019.

Consumer spending in hospitality slows

Hotels, restaurants and bars recorded the slowest year-on-year increase in consumer spending in October 2018 since February 2017, growing just 1%, according to the latest Visa UK Consumer Spending Index.

Restaurant review: Mowgli

Upon the announcement that Nisha Katona would be opening her Indian street food concept Mowgli in Cardiff next year, the restaurant founder said that “we are not everyone’s cup of tea.”